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PCOO Asec. Ablan hails VG Revil for spearheading Masbate’s FOI ordinance approval

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Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan has lauded Masbate Vice Governor Kaye Revil for her efforts to pass the province’s freedom of information ordinance.

Ablan said that under the leadership of Revil, Masbate province was able to pass its FOI ordinance in just “less than a month.”

The assistant secretary also shared that when they pitched the FOI ordinance to various local officials’ organizations, they had the “most pleasant experience” with Revil.

Revil is the president of the Lady Local Legislators’ League of the Philippines or 4L.

“I wish more legislators are like Kaye Revil—more legislator than politician,” said Ablan.

“A few months back, my team and I decided to talk to all the leagues of elected local officials … to advocate the local FOI ordinance,” he added.

“In less than a month, Kaye had filed and passed the FOI ordinance at the Masbate Provincial Board,” he said.

Ablan hailed Revil for responding to the call of transparency as she spearheaded the passage of the FOI in Masbate – the third of its kind in the country and the first in the entire Bicol Region.

“That is leadership and political will. But she didn’t stop there. Kaye invited our team to go to Masbate to discuss the FOI program to local leaders and responsible officers. And so we went. And we got to explain the ordinance to an audience of more than 100,” said Ablan.

“Kaye was with us the whole time at the workshop. That shows seriousness and understanding. Thanks to Kaye and her team. May your tribe increase!,” he added.